Brett Ratner Promises 'Hard R' Beverly Hills Cop Reboot
Last year we sadly learned that Brett Ratner would be bringing us another Beverly Hills Cop reboot with Eddie Murphy. I've been neglecting to mention this project as much as I can just because I really don't want it to ever see the light of day. But alas, it'll probably get a greenlight soon enough, and it'll probably make a lot of money at the box office. Regarding the whole thing, MTV talked with Ratner recently and got some updates on where it's heading - including that it'll be "hard R" and that instead of Beverly Hills Cop 4, it'll just be called Beverly Hills Cop (or something like that), meaning it's a reboot more than anything.
This is starting to sound like that new Fast & Furious. "It's a reinvention," Ratner told MTV. "I'm going to reintroduce it to a contemporary audience. I'm going to take the best of the first two films and put it into the new one." I really don't think a franchise that started in 1984 needs to be re-imagined for contemporary audiences, especially a franchise that died off in 1994 will a really bad sequel anyway. I have nothing further to say about this Beverly Hills Cop reboot, except that I really hope it doesn't happen. Thankfully Ratner just signed on to do Youngblood and as long as that keeps him occupied instead, I'll be happy.
Here's a finishing quote from Ratner that should disgust anyone who appreciates good movies. "Eddie Murphy to me was what Chris Tucker is to 12 and 13 year olds today. I would never do another buddy cop movie, but to do Beverly Hills Cop is a dream for me. Eddie is a genius." Hope you're not excited?